This observational documentary makes visible the faces behind the famous manhole covers on the streets of New York, which are manufactured in India by thousands of workers.
AWARDS: Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary. ALBA Human Rights Film Festival/ Student Film Prize. Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film/ Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary. The People’s Film Festival/ Great Jury Prize for Best Student Film. ETNOfilm International Ethnographic Film Festival/ Best Student Film. Dallas International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOC NY/ Margaret Mead Film Festival/ AFIFDOK/ Paratissima Art Festival/ Asian Women’s Film Festival/ RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film/ Jeevika Documentary Festival/ Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival **Nominated for Best Documentary Short/ Woodpecker Film Festival/ 12th International Ethnofilm Festival – Heart of Slavonia/ Rainier Independent Film Festival/ Workers Unite! Film Festival/ Montclair Film Festival/ ETHNOCINECA: Ethnographic and Documentary Film Fest Vienna/ Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival/ Screening Scholarship Media Festival/ The International Film Festival of Quebec/ Social Impact Media Awards/ Annual IDA Documentary Awards Ceremony/ Athens Ethnographic Film Festival/ Margaret Mead Film Festival
Cast in India. From India to New York
Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City.
Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short documentary is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City.